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I worked for Margaret and found her to be very supportive of her artists and open to reviewing works by new artists as well. She had solid business practices, which is evident when you consider that she recently moved to a ground floor space at a time when others are closing their doors. She treats her staff and interns well too. It's been great to see her gallery grow and prosper.
I know an artist she represented, who had to go into the gallery and meet with collectors to sell the work because she could not close the deal. The artist got offered a show with a blue chip gallery. He took it, who wouldn’t. She refused to return his work. The month before the artist’s show opened, Thatcher made a one person show of the artist’s work without telling the artist. She came to the opening emotionally distraught and caused problems for the artist. Another artist she represented had to sell his own work from the gallery and group shows elsewhere. After the artist’s one person show, where he sold the work, and she took 50%, and she sold nothing, Thatcher dropped him. Before her current location she was notorious for not showing up during gallery hours. She and her husband, who she shows, have some sort of antiques business which probably helps with running the gallery.
She is hard working and built the gallery up over the years and moved to a bigger space. She has represent a number of her artists for a decade. Whenever artists leave a gallery it is like a divorce. Working with her is like family.
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